Revera launches digital health practice

Cloud services provider Revera has launched
a digital health practice led by newlyappointed
digital health expert and hospital
doctor Dr Will Reedy.
The announcement follows a run of projects
to migrate legacy computing infrastructure
used by DHBs, the Ministry of Health, and
private providers to Revera’s Homeland IaaS Cloud.
The Ministry of Health, Homecare Medical,
Waikato DHB, and Western Bay of Plenty
PHO are the latest providers on a growing
list of Revera healthcare clients shifting to
the cloud – a precursor to end-to-end digital patient care.
Revera’s digital health practice is part of its
commitment to digitise patient care for
consumers and providers using cloud
computing and partner technology. More
than simply infrastructure modernisation, the
cloud provider is focussed on building a
digital health ecosystem to help transform
the delivery of health care across New Zealand.
“The rise of digital technology and customer
expectations of personalisation and
immediacy are changing the dynamics
between patients and carers, providing an
opportunity to empower patients to manage
their health,” says Dr Reedy. “Much of the
digital technology to fulfil these expectations
is here today, but delivering smart solutions
requires expert hands and solid partnerships
with healthcare providers.”
Dr Reedy has a long involvement in health,
both as a practising doctor and digital health
consultant. Chair of the Ministry of Health
National Electronic Health Record Advisory
Committee, he has led health and life
sciences practices at consultancies Accenture,
HP, and Cap Gemini. Before returning to
New Zealand in 2015, he led digital health
transformation programmes for large
healthcare providers in North America, the UK, and Australia.
Jason Perry and Colin Tarrant have also
been appointed to the team: Mr Perry as
Digital Health Programme Manager, moving
from the Northern Regional Alliance, where
he was a technology programme manager;
and Tarrant as Digital Health Solution
Architect, joining Revera from NZ Health
Partnerships, where he held the position of
IT solutions architect.